Tuesday, April 28, 2009

BOB DYLAN - Eugene, OR 1999

New Dylan album out today. My quick verdict, based on a scant two spins, is it's stronger lyrically than melodically -- more so than usual for Dylan, that is -- and a bit of a lateral move, fair enough after three studio masterpieces in a row, plus the vast wealth of Bootleg Series and remastered CDs, the No Direction Home doc and Chronicles Vol. 1 bio released over the past decade or so since the bard's late-'90s renaissance.

Hell, at this late date (not dark yet, but gettin' there), I just love being able to write the sentence "New Dylan album out today." I mean, if you lived in England 450 years ago, wouldn't you have been psyched to say "Hey, seen the new Shakespeare?"

Erb Memorial Union Ballroom, University of Oregon
Eugene, OR - June 14, 1999 (SBD)


blort said...

robert hunter wrote every word except one tune!!!!

Heli0tr0pe said...

I done tole ya, ya rato loco -- git off m'blog! Both of 'em!!!

Anonymous said...

I like this show.
I like the new album even more.
And I think every one knows that most of the songs on the album are co-writen.
But with al little help from your friends, you get a very good result

Mason said...

Tracks 2 - 10 seem to be missing ??


Heli0tr0pe said...

Nope, just DLed both parts again and it works just fine. Did you DL both halves? There are 2 separate RAR files to get, and both open OK.